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2 Memory Care Facilities in Delaware, OH

Alzheimer's disease is the 7th most common cause of death in Ohio and affects 220,000 seniors throughout the state as of 2020. CDC data shows that from 2016 to 2020, deaths from the condition have increased by a shocking 93.88% in Delaware, suggesting the city's senior population, which comprises 13.5% of the 43,895 residents, may benefit from better access to dementia care and public health interventions.

Memory care helps reduce mortality and improve the quality of life of seniors with dementia by providing an environment that may help slow disease progression. Caregivers in dementia facilities understand how to communicate effectively with seniors who may sometimes show confusion or agitation, and staff can also provide regular health reports to families. Because memory care facilities are secure and feature simple floor plans, wandering is limited, and seniors are less likely to become frustrated during periods of mental fog.

This guide outlines some benefits and drawbacks of living in Delaware and compares memory care costs with nearby cities. It also includes a list of free resources for families.

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  • Memory Care Facilities in Delaware, Ohio
  • What to Consider About Memory Care in Delaware
  • Paying for Memory Care in Delaware
  • Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Delaware
  • Free Memory Care Resources in Delaware
  • Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Delaware

What to Consider About Memory Care in Delaware

Memory care is usually provided by assisted living facilities in Delaware, and most of the same regulations apply. These regulations are enforced by the Ohio Department of Health, which requires providers to meet minimum standards for staff training, maintaining safe premises, administering medications correctly and reviewing resident care plans regularly.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Delaware

  • Delaware has a cost of living just slightly above the national average, ranking at 101.5 on a 100-point index, where the U.S. average is 100. However, health care is nearly 8% cheaper in the city than in most of the country, so Delaware may be an affordable location for seniors with other health conditions beyond Alzheimer's.
  • Delaware has 292 physicians per 100,000 population — higher than the national average of 210. The city is home to OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, which has been awarded for patient safety and has an overall high satisfaction rating.
  • Delaware has hot summers and cold winters, with 27 fewer sunny days yearly compared to the U.S. average of 205. However, the city's weather can still be quite comfortable throughout most of the year as average low and high temperatures fall within a degree of the national average.
  • Delaware is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. City planners follow an action plan to help improve infrastructure and services for seniors living in the city, with key highlights including improvements to housing affordability, transportation and accessibility of outdoor spaces.
  • Crimes occur less frequently in Delaware compared to the U.S. average. When rated on a 100-point index, violent crimes measure at 10 in the city, compared to 22.7 for the country as a whole. The property crime measurement of 34.1 is also slightly lower than the national average of 35.4.
  • Delaware's income tax rate is 5.1%, which is slightly higher than the U.S. average of 4.6%. However, certain forms of income, such as Social Security and military retirement benefits, aren't taxed in Ohio, which can lower expenses. The city's sales tax rate is 7.0%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 7.3% and may stretch budgets even further.
  • Air quality in Delaware generally falls at the high end of the U.S. Air Quality Index's good category, but it may hit the moderate category rarely, requiring masks and air purifiers only for sensitive individuals.

Paying for Memory Care in Delaware

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we've estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth's 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Memory care has an average monthly cost of $5,106 in Delaware.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care is relatively affordable throughout Ohio, but the $5,106 monthly cost in Delaware is lower than both the state average of $5,794 and the national figure of $5,625. When comparing nearby cities, Springfield is one of the cheapest locations at $4,575, while most other areas are more expensive than Delaware. Toledo averages $5,274, and Dayton costs $5,313. Cleveland is one of the most costly locations at $6,175.

Delaware

$5,106

Ohio

$5,794

United States

$5,625

Springfield

$4,575

Toledo

$5,274

Dayton

$5,313

Cleveland

$6,175

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Memory care is one of the more affordable types of care in Delaware, but there are still some cheaper options families might want to consider for loved ones who don't yet need this level of care. Adult day health care is the cheapest service at $1,733, whereas assisted living averages $4,085. In-home care may be a good alternative to assisted living for seniors who want to continue living at home, while home health care also includes nursing and medical treatments for individuals with chronic conditions. Both cost $5,625. Nursing homes average $7,490 per month for 24/7 skilled nursing.

Memory Care

$5,106

In-Home Care

$5,625

Home Health Care

$5,625

Adult Day Health Care

$1,733

Assisted Living Facility

$4,085

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,490

Note: Data for Delaware was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Columbus, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Delaware

In Delaware there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Ohio

More Ways to Pay

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

 

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

 

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Ohio page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Delaware

The list below highlights free and low-cost resources for seniors with memory loss in Delaware. Families can contact the listed organizations for more information about memory care facilities, financial assistance and government benefits, helping relieve the stress of a loved one's Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Delaware

Delaware Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Ohio are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Ohio page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Johnny

I visited this facility

Review of Willow Brook Christian Village

We toured Willow Brook Christian Village. The staff was very professional and very caring. They seemed to be excellent. We tried the food and it was good. They had a nice open dining area. They had...

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Judy

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Willow Brook at Delaware Run

Willow Brook is very good and I really like them. They take care of Mom very well. The place is very clean and everything seems to be organized well. The food is very good. They try to keep them...

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